Low-cost airline, Easyjet, has announced the launch of six new routes from Edinburgh airport as well as increasing the number of planes based in the Scottish capital.
As well as increasing competition on flights to Prague, it will be the only airline in Scotland to offer flights to Berlin, and the sole provider of flights to Reykjavik all year round.
Scotland's Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, stated that as a result of increased competition, flight fares could potentially fall.
"Attracting more direct flights to and from Scotland helps deliver cheaper fares for the public and reduces the need for extra connecting flights through London," she said.
The first of the two new planes is intended to arrive on 2 December, with the other arriving in March 2013.
The new routes and planes are predicted to create around 160 new jobs, as well as more that could be created due to the expected increase in tourism.
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